Odell Beckham: I never said I wasn’t happy in Cleveland

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Odell Beckham Jr. said on Thursday that he doesn’t know what the future holds, and how long he’ll remain in Cleveland. On Friday, he tried to clarify that.

“I NEVER said I was not happy in Cleveland, just like everyone else I’m hopeful for better results. Period. Next story plzz,” Beckham wrote on Twitter.

But no one said Beckham said he was not happy in Cleveland. What was said is that Beckham doesn’t know if he’ll be back with the Browns next season. And even in clarifying on Friday, Beckham still didn’t definitively say Cleveland is where he wants to be going forward.

And that’s fine, because Beckham is right: We don’t know what the future holds. This has been a disappointing season in Cleveland, and we don’t know how the offseason will play out. Freddie Kitchens might not be back as the Browns’ head coach next year, and the Browns might want to make a lot of big changes or they might want to stay the course. Beckham’s future in Cleveland is up in the air.

67 responses to “Odell Beckham: I never said I wasn’t happy in Cleveland

  1. OBJ stated he doesn’t know what the future holds. No one does. But the media wouldn’t have much to talk about if they didn’t scrutinize and twist every word that comes out of famous peoples’ mouths. The only reason the media continues to do it is because there is always some drama queen out there who believes everything they read and feeds off of the fabricated controversy.

  2. But you don’t have to say you’re not happy playing in Cleveland as it’s the default setting.

  3. Overrated player on an overrated team with a lot of overrated players. Wonder how all those people that believed the hype and threw money at the Browns feel now? A fool then his money………

  4. MortimerInMiami says:
    December 6, 2019 at 8:47 am
    One spectacular catch on SNF, thats his career.
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    I get that people don’t like him but he does have 6281 receiving yards and 46 TD’s in less than 6 seasons. I also get that we seem to be in an ear where people have horrible memories and attention spans and can’t/refuse to see anything other than their raw emotions. It seems that 25 is the new 7.

  5. OBJ is soft.

    He doesn’t like to defeat the press, he’s not good at it. He doesn’t really like to have to post up and beat physical man coverage one on one. He’s a speed merchant who is great with the ball in his hands.

    But if its 4th and 12 and I need a 1st down, I’d rather throw it up to an Anquan Boldin that I would an OBJ, despite OBJ’s talents he doesn’t have the true dog in him. He’s limited as a player because of it.

  6. Beckham never had blazing speed, nor a huge frame. Now that he’s losing a step, he’s no longer worth the headache or the $$$.

  7. MortimerInMiami says:
    December 6, 2019 at 8:47 am
    One spectacular catch on SNF, thats his career.
    Most overrated NFL player in years.
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    Not an OBJ fan, but he started his career better than any receiver in history. Set rookie records despite missing first 4 games. Fastest to 200 catches. Fastest to 4000 yds. His prima donna attitude and poor teams have contributed to falloff recently but he was more than one highlight catch.

  8. Didn’t he complain that they (Giants) “sent me here to die.” That sounds like complaining to me. OBJ continues to prove the well established fact that teams don’t win with marquee receivers. Well, if you consider that one catch making him a “marquee” receiver. Even the greatest offense of all time couldn’t win with Brady to Marsh…

  9. What he meant to type was “…never SAID…” he may not have actually said he was unhappy but his actions may tell a different story. It’s semantics and nothing more.

  10. flankerback says:
    December 6, 2019 at 9:14 am
    Browns having “talent” is the most overrated and over-hyped sports story 0f 2019…
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    The talent is certainly there. Not sure how you could deny that. Coaching/discipline is the primary issue followed by a predictable offensive playbook, a weak O-line and defensive injuries. They are in their first year after a rebuild. Most other teams are given 3 years to produce but the Browns were so hyped in preseason, everyone now wants to bash them for under-performing YOUR expectations.

  11. People have said numerous times this season that “he’ll want out” or “it’s a matter of time before be explodes” blah blah blah. They are the 3rd youngest team in the league. Still growing and developing. A lot less penalties now than in the beginning of the season. Baker looks more accurate again. I don’t think it’s a disappointing season. I think it’s a young team finding it’s way. People want to blow teams up if they don’t win 11 games immediately. Dude averages over 1000 yards a season in 6 seasons, only played 3 games one season, and is on Pace to do it again. If you think that’s overrated you must be new to football.

  12. He’s being a manipulative diva..The heat for this will fall on Kitchens and Beckham knows it. Guess we should give him style points for being subtle.

  13. All fans except homer Browns fans called this when he was traded to Cleveland. He gushed about the city, Baker, team and coaches. Everyone knew that when things went south, OBJ would start whining and complaining like the diva he is.

  14. When his head is on straight and healthy he’s one of the best out there. That being said, he’s never been able to finish a 16 game season. Browns will most likely cut him this season and he’ll sign elsewhere for half of what the Giants gave him.

  15. You say “want.” I say it is a legit question of any player. “Will I be back on the field with this team (or any team) next year.” This isn’t about want. It is about scheme and business.

  16. OBJ is soft.

    He doesn’t like to defeat the press, he’s not good at it. He doesn’t really like to have to post up and beat physical man coverage one on one. He’s a speed merchant who is great with the ball in his hands.

    But if its 4th and 12 and I need a 1st down, I’d rather throw it up to an Anquan Boldin that I would an OBJ, despite OBJ’s talents he doesn’t have the true dog in him. He’s limited as a player because of it.

    This is the only accurate criticism of OBJ I have seen on this post. John Dorsey isn’t an idiot, he wouldn’t sign OBJ because of one catch in 2014. That’s stupid.

  17. How can Browns fans like this guy whatsoever. He doesn’t care about them or their team. Odell is just collecting checks and acting like he’d rather be somewhere else. Rinse and repeat-

  18. This guy has contributed to exactly one winning season for a football team he’s been on. He’s never been the difference to team, and there’s no sign that he ever will be.

    One can question the quality of the teams he’s been on, but he joined a Giants team that had won two Super Bowls in the 5 years before he joined the team, and they got worse.

    Good players elevate teams. The greats have always elevated teams. Beckham’s physically gifted but doesn’t make his team better. 6 years in, it’s no longer a question of whether it’s his fault. It’s just who he is. Stats and flash and undermining team success.

  19. Freddie “We Didn’t Start the Fire” Kitchens will be fired in January and Lincoln Riley will be the next coach of the Browns.

  20. Nobody cares any more. Not about if he’s happy, or what watch he’s wearing next game, or his hair…. He’s just totally irrelevant now. They’re paying him almost $17 million for 2 TDs and 2 100-yard games on the season.

  21. He’s never going to be happy anywhere. He prefers to whine like a little child 24×7. That’s what makes him happy.

  22. Giants fan THE HATE IS RIDICULOUS FOR OBJ
    ALMOST 500 CATCHES 50 TDS N OVER 6000 YARDS SINCE 2014 HE IS NO WHERE NEAR SOFT HE PLAYS ALOT BIGGER THAN HIS SIZE AND NOBODY GIVES OBJ PRESS MAN COVERAGE …YES HES A DIVA WITH A CAPITAL D BUT MAN IT WOULD BE FUN TO WATCH HIM WITH A TOP 10 QB

  23. Tale of 2 teams: Baltimore is a “ team”. Each man knowing their jobs. Cleveland is a group of individuals whose 15 minutes are over.

  24. Did anyone notice the bright yellow shoes on the Bears player and the one purple and one pink shoe on the Cowboy player? Kind of lends some credence to Beckham’s claim that he gets singled out for uniform violations…..

  25. The OBJ soft comment was right on the money. He has a really big name but lacks heart of a football player. If I was putting together a winning roster I would pick a WR like Emmanual Sanders over him.

  26. Sorry, diva, but this is on no one but yourself. 100%. Don’t talk in riddles and obfuscation, and no will be misled. Just answer a bleeping question honestly, or decline to comment, but you give this ominous, mysterious answer, and then bitch when people don’t “understand”. Bullbleep. For the first time in your life, just shut up, and take responsibility for your own actions. SOOOOO tired of this whole Browns bunch.

  27. Yes you did, Odell. Most players say things like “I’m a member of the [team name] and I’ll continue to be until that changes” or “I’m dedicated to helping this team win anyway I can”. What Beckham essentially said was “I can’t wait to be traded” and I’m sure the Browns will oblige after dealing with him this season.

  28. Anything OBJ says will be overly scrutinized in the media and possibly misunderstood. Unfortunately for OBJ, he has always talked and will never stop talking. So guess what? The media will pay a lot of attention to you. You’ve brought this situation upon yourself

  29. .
    Giants shouldnt have traded him…
    he was not a distraction to the players, this is a false narrative by the media and spread by dolts…
    the same folks calling him overrated as his stats with Eli show otherwise…
    Giants with a hurting Oline traded away Odell who was being double teamed, now letting that extra man just blitz, blindsiding DJ and destroying Barkleys career needing to now block that extra man… Odell should not have been traded but the Giants needed to totally desimate the team and defense to create a false narrative of “Eli Fault” whom put up his 3rd best stats of his career last year… FACT.

  30. He is playing injured. Most likely he has a surgery in the off season. If comes back healthy he will ball out next season.

  31. beckhamshoewatcher says:
    December 6, 2019 at 10:31 am
    Did anyone notice the bright yellow shoes on the Bears player and the one purple and one pink shoe on the Cowboy player? Kind of lends some credence to Beckham’s claim that he gets singled out for uniform violations…..

    Week 14 is for “My Cause My Cleats” – they get auctioned off for the charities.

  32. It’s only a matter of time before he starts crying on the sidelines again. What was Cleveland thinking when they traded for this headcase?

  33. beckhamshoewatcher says:
    December 6, 2019 at 10:31 am
    Did anyone notice the bright yellow shoes on the Bears player and the one purple and one pink shoe on the Cowboy player? Kind of lends some credence to Beckham’s claim that he gets singled out for uniform violations….. it was for my cause my cleats smh today’s fans are clueless😂😂😂😂😉

  34. “Week 14 is for “My Cause My Cleats” – they get auctioned off for the charities.”

    Someone please give this commenter a gold star for posting information that is actually accurate.

  35. What is it with Ohio football teams? No matter the talent, no matter the coach, they never learn how to win.

  36. Hes obviously a clown. You dont have to like him but someone that sets the record for most yards receiving in their first 3 years isn’t overrated.

    Logic > emotions. Come on now

  37. Hes obviously a clown. You dont have to like him but someone that sets the record for most yards receiving in their first 3 years isn’t overrated.

    Logic > emotions. Come on now

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    Exactly, but that’s a couple years removed and it’s a what have you done for me lately league…

  38. I don’t understand the hate for Odell. He’s by far the most talented WR in the NFL. Too bad Baker doesn’t throw him the football. How hard is it to throw a 5 yard slant and let Odell take it to the house? Eli knew how to do that.

  39. But if its 4th and 12 and I need a 1st down, I’d rather throw it up to an Anquan Boldin that I would an OBJ,
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    Lol way to pick one of the strongest most physical receivers that ever played. Really went out on a limb there.

  40. Didn’t he sign some huge contract? How can he not be on the team? The Browns took years to rebuild that team and get in good salary cap condition. And in one season blow it all up.

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